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By Adam Hochron
For patients with hypertension, finding the right course of treatment can be critically important especially when other health factors are taken into consideration.
By Laura Joszt
Although previous research has found probiotics can prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and Clostridium difficile diarrhea (CDD), a study from researchers in the United Kingdom and Germany reported contradicting results.
By Rachel Lutz
Peripheral neuropathy was found in a third of HIV patients in a recent study of 58 men with a median age of 36 years.
A prognostic model has been developed and validated which has adequate discrimination for major outcomes in type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Diabetologia.
High sodium intake is associated with increased disease activity in multiple sclerosis, according to research published online Aug. 28 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
By Jacquelyn Gray
The costs of Medicare associated with Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), an emerging hepatitis C drug, will vary depending on how many people are given the treatment, a blog in Health Affairs found.
From 2000 to 2009 there was an increase in surgical treatment for spinal metastasis in the United States, which was accompanied by increased complication rates and costs, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.
For patients with cancer, factors associated with late admission to hospice have been identified, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Among women with diabetes, long-term use of sulfonylureas is associated with a significantly higher risk of incident coronary heart disease, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in Diabetes Care.
Children with newly diagnosed leukemia with an index admission on the weekend have an increased length of stay and risk for respiratory failure, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in JAMA Pediatrics.
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